Arctic Circle Winter Traverse
- World Class Skiing/Snowshoeing
- Stunning Mountain Views
- Northern Lights
- Remote Mountain Huts
- Deep, Dramatic Valleys
- Delicious Regional Cuisine
- Luggage Transport
- Solitude & Wilderness
Our Arctic Circle Winter Traverse (locally known as the “Kungsleden Traverse” is a dream expedition for any adventurous world traveler and winter sport enthusiast. Come experience the far North of Sweden while gliding along the famous ‘King’s Trail’ within the Arctic Circle. Starting in Abisko National Park, our world-class ski/snowshoe tour traverses routes through long snow swept valleys, over scenic mountain passes, past frozen lakes, and below the highest mountains in Sweden. The beauty and solitude of this remote region draws you in and the adventurous lifestyle of backcountry winter travel and mountain hut living combines to envelope you with a true sense of exploration and discovery.
Let our professionally certified ski guides show you the way through this truly wild landscape, first settled by the Sami people, traditional reindeer herders, thousands of years ago. Interesting local culture, rich indigenous history, excellent regional cuisine, unique wildlife and the chance to get a glimpse of the colorful Aurora Borealis are all just bonuses on this spectacular itinerary. Each night during the ski/snowshoe tour we stay at a different comfortable unique mountain hut, warmed by wood fire stoves, lit by candles and filled with the aroma of a delicious meal being prepared for dinner. Included in the cost of this trip is your lodging, all meals, local transportation, ski or snowshoe gear rental/use, transfer of personal items hut to hut by snowmobile porter and an unforgettable trip of a lifetime!
Important Note: Guests signing up for this trip should have some Nordic ski or snowshoe experience. This trip is a moderate ski/snowshoe tour for average to good skiers/snowshoers. The technical level of the tour is not very difficult in good weather and snow conditions, but one must be prepared for the possibility of quickly changing and extreme climatic conditions.
$290 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
The single supplement on this trip allows for single rooms at our hotel stays in Kiruna (Day 1 & 8) only. The other accommodations do not allow for single rooms and guests stay in a dormitory style lodging in mountain huts (Day 2-6) or in shared dbl. rooms at the Kebnekaise Mountain Lodge (Day 7).
DIFFICULTY LEVEL 4
Scale of 1-5. 1 is least difficult; 5 is most difficult
SUMMARY OF DIFFICULTY
This trip is a moderate ski/snowshoe tour for average to good skiers. The technical level of the tour is not very difficult in good weather and snow conditions, but one must be prepared for the possibility of quickly changing and extreme climatic conditions. Expect an average of 4-5 hours, with a max of as much as 7 hours, of skiing or snowshoeing in a day. Ascents can be up to 1,550 feet/470 meters.
More Than 10 Miles
Max Daily Elev. ↑↓:
Up To 2,000 Feet
No Heights Exposure
PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF THIS TRIP
- Should have some prior Nordic/cross-country skiing or snowshoeing experience
- Nordic Skiing/snowshoeing uphill (up to 1,550 feet) or downhill with a 10-20 lb backpack for 5-7 hours
- Maintaining balance on variable snow conditions and uneven terrain
- Manage body temperature and self in potentially extreme Winter climatic conditions for up to 5-7 hours
SOLITUDE LEVEL 3
1 least solitude, 5 most solitude
On this ski/snowshoe tour our groups often have longer stretches of multiple hours without seeing other groups day to day. Most nights will have other groups at mountain hut accommodations.
We require a minimum of 4 guests to confirm this trip. If booking within 90 days of the trip date, we require a minimum of 4 guests to confirm this trip. If a trip date is not confirmed yet, you can register and will be notified when the trip is officially confirmed. We recommend not making final travel arrangements until your trip meets the minimum number of guests and is confirmed.
In most cases, if a trip does not reach the minimum number of guests, you may choose to transfer to another trip date or another trip, be refunded your payments in full, or you may have the choice to pay a supplemental fee to run the trip with fewer guests. We make the final determination for these trips 45 days before the departure date.
Travel in perfect company by booking a private trip exclusively for your group!
Our sliding scale for private trips is based on the final number of guests in your group. Rates are per person and do not include sales tax, national park fees or guide gratuity. The final rate is based on the actual number of guests on the trip and may adjust based on cancellations or additions.
Please Note: you can also enjoy a private trip at our normal scheduled rates by filling any empty tour to capacity. However, if group members drop from the tour those spots will automatically become available on our website for instant booking. By purchasing a private trip at the rates listed below, your trip will remain exclusive to your group regardless of cancellations.
Private Rates FOr This Trip
- 4-5 People: Rate x 1.5
- 6-10 People: Rate x 1.15
- 11-12 People: Rate x 1
*all rates are per person and single supplements apply